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Twelfth graders explore values in global perspectives. They discuss values in popular films and complete a timeline of their personal, societal, and key events. They design a photograph that reflects the concept of values. They create questions for an online survey.
Bring global awareness into the classroom. Young politically minded learners read an article about the ban on arms sales to China and discuss political concerns about this issue. They research other embargos on foreign trade and use a graphic organizer to consider the impact of having it lifted would produce.
Imagine a meeting between President Bush and Putin. Get your class thinking about global awareness, democracy, and totalitarian modes of government. They examine how two leaders approach major governmental issues and run their countries in different ways.
Students develop basic research and writing skills. They explore and interpret and make maps. Students develop a global perspective. Also student explore the relationships between geography, climate and the nature of various societies.
Upper graders and middle schoolers make up a scenario of planning outdoor concert locations for their favorite musical group. They do this by looking into the weather patterns in a variety of tropical regions. They research where and when severe weather happens in these regions, and work together to come up with a proposed itinerary for their band that should keep them "dry" during their performances. A great teaching idea, and a wonderful lesson plan!
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about World Down Syndrome Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Using an online internet simulation, learners will role-play various members of a family living in rural Haiti. The objective is to increase global awareness by requiring them to consider poverty as an obstacle to education in Haiti. Learners will discuss advocacy methods to confront poverty in the nation. Decision making skills and collaboration are key to the outcomes. There are also extensions ideas included. Note: They will need access to the internet.
In Mongolia they do a traditional dance with bowls on their heads. Grover's little friend Charlene is practicing to be a bowl dancer like the older girls. She attends a special school for bowl dancers and then practices every day until she is ready to perform. This film inspires global awareness and the importance of hard work.
In order to better understand Muslim civilization, culture, and politics one must first familiarize themselves on the 5 Pillars of Islam, ideas which dominate much of Muslim societal and cultural norms. Provide your learners with a global perspective and allow them to explore a different way of life. They will view 5 videos and explore 3 websites to make a poster describing basic Muslim beliefs. Videos, web links, and teacher resources are all included!
Students role-play Chamber of Commerce employees to inform visitors about local communities. They research local cities and write informative brochures. They examine the economics of trade and its impact on local communities.
Consider the role that shari'ah played in the development of Muslim civilization during the Abbasid caliphate. Learners become acquainted with both the religious and scholarly basis of Islamic law to help them understand the differences and similarities between shari'ah and our system of jurisprudence, as well as to compare it the legal systems of other world cultures. Cool lesson intended to build a global perspective.
Learning about children from other places and then connecting to their experiences is a great way to build global awareness and community. This presentation is intended for use with the book, This is the Way We Go to School by Edith Baer. It highlights the different types of transportation used by students all over the world as they make their way to school. Note: To view images you must have QuickTime and TIFF decompressor.
Explore the concept of the European Union interactively. Young travelers go on a European Union scavenger hunt through the "Panorama of the European Union" map publication. The scavenger hunt worksheet provides answers and detailed directions for classroom implementation, though the map itself is not included. Increase global awareness and understanding in your middle school class.
Students examine how there are many ways of interpreting a single piece of media information. They read and complete an activity sheet determine facts. They decide whether the news is good, bad. or if anyone cares about it.
Syoung scholars feel the strong beat of music by tapping. They listen to a song called "De Colores" and discover the beauty that can be found in the simple things of life; like fields, birds and rainbows. They follow the words of the music from the big book of De Colores or copied on a large piece of butcher paper. 1
By exploring the three categories of human-induced environmental problems students can gain a global perspective.
Students develop an awareness of citizenship and how it's defined globally. They explore the cultural diversity of different types of communities around the world. In addition, they assess the rights and responsibilities that are associated with global citizenship and global concerns.
Third graders investigate environmental stability through consumption and recycling. They look into how much of a recyclable good it takes to create one new product. Pupils compile a list of these quantities, then create posters that are hung up around the school sharing their important findings. This brilliantly written plan is well worth implementing with your 3rd graders. The sooner our young people turn on to recycling, the better. 
Students research, interpret, and become able to explain general characteristics of weather in tropical regions. Students observe and compare tropical and mid-latitude weather patterns.

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